Top 5 parts of health-related fitness

Top 5 parts of health-related fitness

Body composition, aerobic and muscular fitness, and flexibility are all important for health.

1. Body Composition

The percentage of your body weight that is fat in relation to the percentage of your body weight that is fat free.
What should my percent (%) body fat be?

2. Aerobic Fitness

The ability of your heart, blood vessels, and lungs to provide oxygen to your muscles during exercise for a sustained period of time.
What is aerobic exercise?

3. Muscular Strength

The maximum amount of force you can apply with a particular muscle or muscle group.

4. Muscular Endurance

The ability of a particular muscle or muscle group to apply force over a period of time.

5. Flexibility

The ability to move your joints through their full ranges of motion.

All five components of fitness are equally important when it comes to affecting your quality of life.

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